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We invite you all to join our food talks; they are held at Honey and Spice in front of a small group of guests. The people we admire from the food world come over – cooks, waiters, makers, writers, drinkers, thinkers – we have something to eat, a glass of wine and they tell us their story of making a life in food.

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We invite you all to join our food talks; they are held at Honey and Spice in front of a small group of guests. The people we admire from the food world come over – cooks, waiters, makers, writers, drinkers, thinkers – we have something to eat, a glass of wine and they tell us their story of making a life in food.

    Who Run The World? Lisa Markwell

    Who Run The World? Lisa Markwell

    This is the fifth episode of our Who Run The World? season celebrating women in food.
    Today's guest is Lisa Markwell, food editor at The Sunday Times and editor at CODE Hospitality.
    Lisa has been a journalist for more than 30 years, winning awards as editor of The Independent on Sunday and spending eight years as restaurant critic at the same paper – giving herself the job after the previous critic was fired. She took a ‘gap year’ to undertake the chef’s diploma course at Leith’s School of Food and Wine, before returning to journalism as food editor at The Sunday Times.
    We talked to Lisa about her experiences of working in the cut-throat world of hard news and how journalism has changed over the last 30 years. It was fascinating to hear how she rose to the top and how she has been able to use her position to change the way women are written about. We loved hearing how Lisa's training at Leith's changed her perspective on the food world and she made a beautiful comparison of running a kitchen with running a newspaper. Lisa also gave great advice for anyone starting out in food journalism... well worth a listen! 
    Hope you enjoy!
    This interview is part of our series Who Run The World? Women in Food. Our final episode will air on 8th March International Women’s Day.
    Got something to say? Share your thoughts, feelings and questions with us!
    Email us at podcasts@honeyandco.co.uk
    Follow us on Twitter: @honeyandco 
    Instagram: @honeyandco 
    Find out more about the series here – www.honeyandco.co.uk/TheFoodTalks 
    #HoneyAndCo #TheFoodTalks #WomenInFood #WhoRunTheWorld
     
    Producer: Miranda Hinkley

    Manager: Louisa Cornford

    Vocals: Kristine Kruz 

    • 28 min
    Who Run The World? Romy Gill

    Who Run The World? Romy Gill

    This is the fourth episode of our Who Run The World? season celebrating women in food.
    Today’s guest is Romy Gill, what a treat! Romy is a British-Indian chef and cookery teacher and was the owner and head chef at Romy’s Kitchen in Gloucestershire for 6 years. One of the few female Indian chefs in the industry, Romy was appointed an MBE in the Queen’s 90th birthday honours list in 2016 for her services to the food industry. Romy’s debut cookbook Zaika is full of delicious vegan recipes celebrating the zaika or ‘flavours’ of Indian cooking that bring a renewed spicy excitement to plant-based food.
    We talked to Romy about the barriers she came up against as a woman – and more specifically an Indian woman – opening her own restaurant, from securing funding to getting planning permission and dealing with builders. We also talked about the women who have inspired her and helped her along the way, from her mother to Sheila Dillon, Claudia Roden, Delia Smith and Nigella Lawson.
    Romy is such an inspiration to women in the food industry and such a pleasure to chat to. We were so excited to hear that she'll be joining the lineup of the new Ready Steady Cook on BBC One and that she has a new opening coming soon.
    Hope you enjoy!
    This interview is part of our series Who Run The World? Women in Food. Our final episode will air on 8th March International Women’s Day.
    Got something to say? Share your thoughts, feelings and questions with us!
    Email us at podcasts@honeyandco.co.uk
    Follow us on Twitter: @honeyandco 
    Instagram: @honeyandco 
    Find out more about the series here – www.honeyandco.co.uk/TheFoodTalks 
    #HoneyAndCo #TheFoodTalks #WomenInFood #WhoRunTheWorld
     
    Producer: Miranda Hinkley

    Manager: Louisa Cornford

    Vocals: Kristine Kruz 
     

    • 19 min
    Who Run The World? Sheila Dillon

    Who Run The World? Sheila Dillon

    This is the third episode of our Who Run The World? season celebrating women in food.
    Today’s guest is multi-award winning food journalist Sheila Dillon, known as the voice of The Food Programme on BBC Radio 4. Sheila started her career in journalism when she reported on the contamination of the New York water supply by pesticides for food magazine Food Monitor, and has been reporting on the most important stories in the industry ever since. As a reporter, writer, producer and presenter on The Food Programme, Sheila has been involved in many important stories in the food world: from BSE to the horsemeat scandal; from the rise of GM crops to the growth of the organic movement; and more recently the health hazards of vegan junk food.
    As well as telling us about these groundbreaking food stories, Sheila told us fascinating stories about her experiences as a woman in the food world, including her activities with the women's movement, how she was involved in a landmark sex discrimination case for equal pay in America, and more recently her experiences of the gender pay gap at the BBC. 
    We really loved having Sheila share her knowledge, experience and advice for those looking to build a career in the industry. This is such a wonderful, insightful conversation and an important listen. 
    Hope you enjoy!
    This interview is part of our series Who Run The World? Women in Food. Our final episode will air on 8th March International Women’s Day.
    Got something to say? Share your thoughts, feelings and questions with us!
    Email us at podcasts@honeyandco.co.uk
    Follow us on Twitter: @honeyandco @sheiladillon
    Instagram: @honeyandco @thesheiladillon
    Find out more about the series here – www.honeyandco.co.uk/TheFoodTalks 
    #HoneyAndCo #TheFoodTalks #WomenInFood #WhoRunTheWorld
     
    Producer: Miranda Hinkley

    Manager: Louisa Cornford

    Vocals: Kristine Kruz 

    • 20 min
    Who Run The World? Claudia Roden

    Who Run The World? Claudia Roden

    This is the second episode of our Who Run The World? season celebrating women in food.
    Today’s guest is Claudia Roden, the goddess of Middle Eastern food writing. Claudia is a cookbook writer and anthropologist, her career spans over 50 years. Originally from Egypt, Claudia grew up in Cairo and studied in Paris and London. In 1956 when her parents fled Egypt to London, Claudia began collecting recipes from the Jewish diaspora arriving from all over the Middle East as a way to make a connection between refugees and their homelands. This led to multiple bestselling cookbooks including the international award-winning The Book of Jewish Food, and she revolutionised western attitudes to Middle Eastern cuisines in 1968 with her bestselling cookbook, A Book of Middle Eastern Food.
     We talked to Claudia about her unusual route to a career in food writing, how attitudes to women working have changed over the last 50 years, the women who inspired her, and how travelling alone as a woman was treated with suspicion yet opened many kitchen doors for her research. Claudia is a true inspiration, our hero, and we owe so much to her in paving the way for us.
    This interview is part of our series Who Run The World? Women in Food in which we will be chatting to leading women across the food industry, writers, broadcasters, critics, chefs and restaurateurs.
    Our final episode will air on 8th March International Women’s Day.
    Got something to say? Share your thoughts, feelings and questions with us!
    Email us at podcasts@honeyandco.co.uk
    Follow us on Twitter: @honeyandco 
    Instagram: @honeyandco 
    Find out more about the series here – www.honeyandco.co.uk/TheFoodTalks 
    #HoneyAndCo #TheFoodTalks #WomenInFood #WhoRunTheWorld
    Listen to episode 1 with Andi Oliver
     
    Producer: Miranda Hinkley
    Manager: Louisa Cornford

    Vocals: Kristine Kruz 

    • 24 min
    Who Run The World? Andi Oliver

    Who Run The World? Andi Oliver

    The first episode of our Who Run The World? season celebrating women in food.
    Since the start of Honey & Co women have reigned supreme; they run our kitchens, our front of house and our offices, and we finally feel that the industry is starting to catch up with us. Women are now leading the way across the industry, not just as chefs but as food critics, as writers, as culinary teachers, tv and radio presenters and so much more.
    So, with International Women’s Day on the horizon we wanted to dedicate a whole season to some of the women who inspire us every single day!
    Today’s guest is Andi Oliver, she’s the most vivacious and beautiful person we’ve had the chance to meet this year. The interview with her is absolutely hilarious. We talked about her career in a punk band, and how she made the transition to chef and then to food broadcaster. Her show The Great British Menu is one of our absolute favourite shows, you should watch it - we spend hours arguing over what we would make!
    Listen to find out more about how she managed to get where she is and how she broke the glass ceiling. We are also so excited to hear about her current project collecting recipes from all around the Caribbean, Wadadli Kitchen.  
    This interview is part of our series Who Run The World? Women in Food. Our final episode will air on 8th March International Women’s Day.
    Got something to say? Share your thoughts, feelings and questions with us!
    Email us at podcasts@honeyandco.co.uk
    Follow us on Twitter: @honeyandco @andisn16
    Instagram: @honeyandco @andioliver
    Find out more about the series here – www.honeyandco.co.uk/TheFoodTalks 
    #HoneyAndCo #TheFoodTalks #WomenInFood #WhoRunTheWorld
    Producer: Miranda Hinkley
    Manager: Louisa Cornford
    Vocals: Kristine Kruz 
     

    • 34 min
    Series 6: Nothing Fancy with Alison Roman

    Series 6: Nothing Fancy with Alison Roman

    Alison Roman is a columnist for the New York Times Food section and Bon Appétit contributor. She is the author of the bestselling Dining In. Alison has worked professionally in kitchens such as New York’s Momofuku Milk Bar and San Francisco’s Quince. We talk all about her new book, Nothing Fancy, where Alison makes any night of the week worth celebrating. She believes it’s not entertaining, it’s having people over. We apologised to leeks, fawned over anchovies and much more!

    • 34 min

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